Coronavirus live news: US death toll surpasses 130,000; India's cases third-highest in world

Donald Trump ’s handling of US crisisunder microscope; Israel reimposes restrictionsafter infections spikeTrump official defends misleading claim 99% of cases are ‘harmless’World treating symptoms, not cause of pandemics, says UNIndia sees record daily rise as capital opens giant hospitalBorder closes between Australian states of NSW and VictoriaWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?9.35pmBSTIn the UK, care leaders, unions and MPs have rounded onBoris Johnson after he accused care homes of failing to follow proper procedures amid the pandemic, saying the prime minister appeared to be shifting the blame for the high death toll,Peter Walker, Kate Proctor andRajeev Syal write.With nearly 20,000 care home residents confirmed to have died with Covid-19, and estimates that the true toll is much greater, there has been widespread criticism about a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE), testing and clear guidelines for the sector. On Monday, the total UK ’s death toll rose to 44,236, up 16 on the day before.Related:Fury as Boris Johnson accuses care homes over high Covid-19 death toll9.14pmBSTThe US saw a 27% increase in new cases in the week to 5 July, compared to the previous seven days, with 24 states reporting positivity test rates above the level that the World Health Organization has flagged as concerning.Nationally, 7.5% of diagnostic tests came back positive last week, up from 7% the prior week and 5% two weeks ago, according ...
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On college football Saturdays, tiny Clemson, South Carolina (pop. 17,000), turns into a city of 150,000 when fanatics pour into downtown and swarm Memorial Stadium, home of the Tigers. Some don’t even have a ticket to the game, but they come with money to burn. “It’s well north of $2 million in economic impact per game,” says Susan Cohen, president of the Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce. Hotels sell out rooms at $400 a night; some shops bring in 50% of their year’s revenue during the seven home-game weekends. Add in massive broadcasting contracts and apparel deals that enrich schools directly...
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In this study, through a literature review and data collec tion, we focus on the selection and consideration of antitumor treatment strategies for advanced lung cancer during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic.
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Drug Res (Stuttg) DOI: 10.1055/a-1217-2397The current outbreak of novel Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a major pandemic situation and a catastrophe for humans. COVID-19 is a severe infectious disease particularly of the respiratory system characterized by fatal complications such as severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (SARS), pneumonia, cardiac arrhythmia, kidney failure/ multiple organ failure and even death. Since its discovery, the SARS-CoV-2 has spread across 213 countries or territories, causing mor...
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Exclusive: Sir Paul Nurse says lack of openness fuelled poor decisions and put public trust at riskCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne of the country ’s most senior scientists has criticised government for the “shroud of secrecy” drawn over major decisions in the coronavirus crisis and urged ministers to be more open about the reasons behind their policies.Sir Paul Nurse, the nobel laureate and director of the Francis Crick Institute in London, said important decisions throughout the pandemic had been made in what appeared to be a “black box” of scientists, ci...
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